Majidea Kirk ex Oliv.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Monoecious tall trees with greyish bark; twigs, leaves and inflorescences initially densely fasciculate-hairy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with 4–11 pairs of leaflets; rhachis 4-angled, with lines of simple hairs on the angles; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, slightly asymmetric, entire, glabrescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, paniculate, flowers subtended by herbaceous bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular; sepals 5, free, concave, herbaceous, externally hairy; petals 4, caducous, without claw or scale; disk a complete circle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 7–8(–10); filaments folded in bud, glabrous; anthers sagittate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 3-lobed, 3-locular with 2 ovules in each locule; style long, hairy, with a glabrous channelled tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a dehiscent trigonous capsule, opening to reveal 3 bright pink valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–2 per valve, ovoid, without aril, softly velvety, blue-black; cotyledons spirally arranged.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Trinidad-Tobago

Majidea Kirk ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 11: t. 1097 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1462 (1934).
  • in Hook. Ic. Pl. t. 1097 (1871)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 1462 (1934)
  • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 11, t. 1097 (1871)

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0